January 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Probe: Flawed disclosure law shields top officials’ deals

AUGUSTA — Between 2003 and 2010, the state paid almost $235 million to private organizations run by legislative leaders or the spouses of high- level state officials. More...

 

Obituaries

Jean F. Riser - 2015-07-30
Leslie K. Becker - 2015-07-29
DEATH NOTICES - 2015-07-29
Jennie M. Belanger - 2015-07-27
Linda M. Rollins - 2015-07-27

Community

Longfellow lives on

BRUNSWICK In line with tradition, Brunswick’s former Longfellow School now has a living memorial at the new Harriet Beecher Stowe School. More...

Public meetings  Free Access 

Bath CITY COUNCIL, Wednesday, 6 p.m., City Hall. FORESTRY COMMITTEE, Wednesday, 7 p.m., City Hall. Bowdoinham 250TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Coombs Municipal Building. More...

Fall prevention coach training begins Jan. 12

BRUNSWICK — Mid Coast Hospital will host training for “A Matter of Balance” coaches from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday and from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 12. More...

Opinion

Is armory board necessary?

LOCAL COMMENTARY

I write in response to Jackie Dwinal’s Dec. 30 letter to the editor titled “Keep armory board.” On Dec. More...

Letters

Out of whack

To the editor: State Rep. Seth Berry and the rest of the Democrats are looking at the welfare mess they created in Maine through rose-colored glasses and trying to put a positive spin onit. More...

Please return coat

To the editor: Whoever you are, please return my coat to Daigle Funeral Home and get your own coat. I could not believe it on Friday, Dec. 16, when I got ready to go to the cemetery for the committal service that my coat was gone. More...

Commentary

Lacking in judgment

OTHER VOICES

When the Senate left Washington for its holiday recess, it also left a stack of pending judicial nominations so large it amounts to dereliction of duty. More...

Behave like adults

For the new year, Congress and President Barack Obama should resolve to tone down the rhetoric and start taking steps to whittle long-term debt. More...

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Business

L.L. Bean boot gets a kick from retro trend

Outdoors retailer adding 125 jobs to keep up with demand

BRUNSWICK A nearly century-old hunting boot is catching on with a younger generation that sees the utilitarian footwear as hip. More...

Mussomeli joins physical therapy staff in Topsham

TOPSHAM — Maine Feldenkrais and Physical Therapy recently welcomed the newest member of the practice, Ivy Mussomeli, D.P.T. More...

SBA is seeking award nominations

WASHINGTON — The U.S. More...

Digging for Answers

Clammers, DMR focus on lower Kennebec

PHIPPSBURG — In the two years since the Department of Marine Resources implemented a new system to detect pollution in the Kennebec River, shellfish harvesters in Phippsburg say the flats have been closed more often than not. More...

Police report body ID progress

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police today said they have tentatively identified the body of a man discovered 13 days ago as a local resident in his late 70s last seen in late October. More...

News

OUT OF THE BLUE

PILINGS, A BOAT, WATER AND THE SKY create a mirror image Sunday in Wiscasset. More...

Weekend crash victims recalled

PHIPPSBURG It was a deadly weekend for two Sagadahoc County residents who are remembered for their hard work ethic and love of the outdoors. More...

Burglars hit 8 Bath vehicles

BATH In the wake of eight vehicle break-ins Saturday night and early Sunday morning, the Bath Police Department on Tuesday urged residents to lock their car doors. More...

Sports

Mixed bag for Bobcats

Richmond girls roll; boys see two-game win streak end

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — The Richmond High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams took on Class C Old Orchard Beach with mixed results on Tuesday. More...

Deng’s layup lifts Bulls past Atlanta, 76-74

NBA ROUNDUP

CHICAGO ( AP) — Luol Deng’s layup with 3.7 seconds to play lifted the Chicago Bulls to a 76-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. More...

Michigan in sweet victory

Wolverines beat Va. Tech in Sugar Bowl, 23-20

NEW ORLEANS ( AP) — Here’s another tradition that Brady Hoke has restored at Michigan: Winning. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

Wed/4 BLOOD DRIVE AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCross- Blood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS. MISCELLANEOUS More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My longdistance boyfriend, “Wayne,” moved here two years ago to take a job working for my twin sister “Kim’s” mentor. After five months on the job, Wayne was terminated and was replaced by — my sister! More...

Games

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Maine

Maine heating oil prices remain steady

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s heating oil prices are holding steady. The Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security said the average statewide price Tuesday was $3.56 a gallon, down a penny from a week ago. More...

Owner of strip club will not appeal ruling

WESTBROOK (AP) — The owner of a strip club that was open for one day before being shut down says he won’t appeal following a federal judge’s ruling that the city of Westbrook didn’t violate his constitutional rights by revokin More...

Maine lawmakers return to Augusta

AUGUSTA Maine’s Medicaid shortfall will be the dominant and most pressing issue as lawmakers return to the State House today to begin their 2012 session. More...

World

Teen arrested in Gardiner robbery

GARDINER (AP) — Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the robbery of prescription drugs from a Gardiner pharmacy this week. More...

Manhunt ends with 2 arrests

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With a plane circling overhead and police on the ground, Logan McFarland and Angela Atwood ended an intensive four-day manhunt by telling officers, “We give up.” More...

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KEEPER ADRIAN WALLS tries to count the penguins at the London Zoo today. The zoo is undertaking its annual animal count, as keepers individually count every animal and species at the zoo. More...